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Wisconsin Dairymen's Association / Thirty-first annual report of the Wisconsin Dairymen's Association : held at Fond du Lac, Wis., February 11, 12 and 13, 1903. Report of the proceedings, annual address of the president, and interesting essays and discussions relating to the dairy interests

Moore, James G.
Report of creamery instructor,   pp. 117-123 PDF (1.7 MB)

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Wisconsin Dairymen's Association.       117 
Convention met at 9 o'clock-, February 13, 1903. 
The President in the chair. 
James G. Moore, Albion. 
Your association has had, for a number of years, two cheese 
instructors in the field, doing a grand good work which has be- 
come so well established in the good opinion of factorymen and 
patrons that it has become indispensable and the withdrawal of 
which would be a great loss to the business. As to instructors 
in the creamery line of dairy work nothing had been attempted 
until about two years ago, no doubt on account of the smallness 
of the appropriation received from the state for such purposes. 
Just as soon as money could be obtained, however, it was ap- 
plied to filling this long felt want of having an instructor for 
the purpose of helping the butter maker who, from his isolated 
position, is so apt to get into a rut without realizing it. 
The first instructor appointed, Mr. Goodrich, had of necessity 
to blaze out a new path and it was thought to follow the cheese 
instructors' methods and wait for calls, but as this was a new 
idea to creamery men it did not take very well and the conse- 
quence was that. new methods had to be adopted in dealing with 
this work. It was finally decided to have your instructor go 
from creamery to creamery, stopping a day with each; and if 
found necessary to stop longer, a charge of at least half of the 
expense was to be made. 
By the reports of the cheese instructors you can see that they 
'have a goodly number of visits paid for and no doubt when the 
creamery men wake up to the importance to them of having 

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